Edelman Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted via email by the HR representative asking to schedule a phone interview with them. Questions like, "Why Edelman?" "Why PR?" were asked. Hearing a response back took about a week. I was selected for an in-person interview where you are interviewed by a panel of three; your potential manager, an account executive and a senior account supervisor. Questions like, "Give me a time when you worked with a team of people to get something done, and what was your role." "What are your strengths and weaknesses." "Why Edelman and not another boutique or major agency competitor of ours?" Pretty standard questions, you really just have to show them that you want the position.

    After the interview, there was a 30-minute grammar test you had to take. Those questions included punctuation usage, effect/affect, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    Contacted via LinkedIn. Passed on a few interview requests. After a few months agreed to interview with Corporate Team. They were slow to keep the process moving and the HR coordinator mixed up some meetings. After being told that the job was essentially mine pending a final step, they they promoted someone internally.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were pretty standard. They seemed to be most interested in my corporate background and management history.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via online application and was referred by a current employee. About a two weeks later I received a call from HR to assess my interest in another opening as well as discuss previous work history, salary expectations, etc. My resume was then passed onto the practice team for review and I was invited in for a series of meetings with the group leads (mostly Sr or Exec VPs, an SAE, and Dir. of the Dept.) and the HR contact about another week later after the initial call. This was followed by a testing session that included a brief spelling/grammar test and a PR scenario planning exercise about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • The test requiring a communications plan for a client (in presentation format) was surprising as I had expected a writing test.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SAE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I thought the interview process was great. Unfortunately I did not get the job, but that was likely because I wasn't a cultural fit for the team. I went through two phone screenings, two Skype interviews, two onsite interviews with several different people. For such a long process, I wish they would've decided against hiring me sooner!

    Interview Questions
    • They really didn't ask any hard questions at all. They were clearly trying to trip me up a few times, as I found it rather obvious that they thought I wasn't a good fit culturally early on. They seemed more like the type to dislike a candidate until proven otherwise rather than the other way around. At least that's how the Seattle team seemed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First step is interview screening with HR personnel. Then you come in and meet with about 5 different people who would be on your team.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter found me, HR was very receptive after an initial interview. I had an inperson interview scheduled within a week. There were many rounds of interviews with all levels of employees. Also a writing test and personality test. They were very willing to work around my schedule and for each round provided multiple times to meet.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some of the reasons that you have been rejected for a new business deal?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. You tell the recruiter what you want in the first interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    Was referred by a friend who worked there, phone call from HR a few days later, came in for four interviews with each member of my would-be team, offer came a couple weeks later.

    Negotiation Details
    I took their first offer. As someone new to PR, I wasn't in a position to negotiate salary.
    Accepted Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email from HR requesting to set up a phone interview with two SAEs. After the phone interview, they requested writing samples and another phone interview was scheduled with someone from a different department in the office. Received the offer about a week after the second interview

    Interview Questions
    • What brand would you most like to work for? How would you handle x issue for brand x?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews with about 3-4 people each time, we met in the office and they asked pretty standard questions about my experience. There was a writing test .

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a little bit, but they really did present their best offer upfront.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and heard back from a recruiter approximately 2-3 weeks later. I was first emailed and then I was given an initial phone screening where I just ran through my resume. Then I was asked for my availability to come into the office for an interview. I came in a few days later and met with four different account members, one at a time. Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed speaking with each of them. They asked the standard "tell me about yourself" type questions. I walked away feeling good about the interview but was told a couple of days later that it was a highly competitive interview process and they picked someone with more experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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